Right Stuf's Anime Today Interviews Crispin Freeman



Episode 31 rings in 2007 with in-depth interview, news about American Anime Awards & more.

GRIMES, IA, January 5, 2007 -- Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer The Right Stuf International welcomes prolific voice actor Crispin Freeman – who is the voice of Right Stuf's own Irresponsible Captain Tylor and is currently revisiting his role of “Alucard” in Hellsing Ultimate -- to the latest podcast episode of ANIME TODAY.

In this exclusive, three-part interview, Freeman talks about how he feels fans can help shape the direction of the American anime industry and about being a voice actor who is also a fan, in addition to discussing his work on script adaptations, his acting and directing processes, his upcoming projects and much more.

Plus, Milton Griepp, publisher of ICv2.com and a Committee Chairman for the American Anime Awards, tells ANIME TODAY about this year's inaugural awards and how fans can get involved.

Also in Episode 31 of ANIME TODAY:

o Chad tells listeners “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga for the first months of 2007.
o Shawne blasts into the New Year with big-time bargains on favorite DVDs and books from VIZ.
o Kris and Judy talk about Japanese New Year traditions in the “Anime and Gamers' Guide.”
o Rich and Nick announce the winners of December's contests and details about the new Gravitation and Ninja Nonsense contests.
o Marie reviews the time and space warping adventure Noein.
o And Judy-sensei teaches us the proper ways to greet friends in the New Year during this episode's mini-Japanese 101 lesson.

Have questions about anime, manga or Japan? Call the Anime Today “Q and A” Hotline at 1-800-338-6827, ext. 7424. (Fans whose questions are featured on the podcast will receive a $10 Right Stuf gift certificate.)

Visit www.rightstuf.com for this episode, as well as an archive of all ANIME TODAY episodes and extended liner notes. Listeners can also download and subscribe to ANIME TODAY via the Apple iTunes Music Store.


Released every other week, ANIME TODAY is the first commercially-produced podcast aimed at enthusiasts of Japanese animation and comics (“anime” and “manga”). Each episode features fresh content and gives listeners a glimpse into what's new and what's hot in the world of anime and manga. Segments include reviews of titles from all major anime studios, insights into the industry from anime producers, tips on traveling to and around Japan, interaction with listeners, contests, prizes and more.

“If you're into anime and what's happening in the anime market then this is the podcast for you!”

- User review on iTunes


Founded in 1987, The Right Stuf International (TRSI) was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry. Both a giant online anime/manga retailer and a U.S. producer of anime, TRSI works to promote knowledge of its own products as well as information about the anime/manga industry, in general. On the production side, TRSI is dedicated to creating the highest quality products and chooses to focus on a limited number of anime titles each year. With a product line ranging from anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to the most modern comedies and dramas, such as His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu, Ninja Nonsense and To Heart. TRSI produces quality anime for fans of all ages. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com.

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